I met him online. With some urging from mutual friends, we began to talk. Then we began to talk every day. We texted, we talked online, we turned on our little webcams just to see each others faces while we typed back and forth. He called me for the first time to tell me that Ted Cottrell had been fired. Then he told me he liked my voice.
We talked and talked. I started falling in love.. because you just can't help it sometimes. But he was, too. We started dating. We met. We went to the San Diego Zoo, and the beach. He left and gave me a book that would change my life. I got to hear the words "I love you" coming out of his mouth for the first time.
Over the next 18 months we went through a lot together. My life changed dramatically, and he was always there for me. We had a lot of fun when we were together. We went to Disneyland (thrice!) the zoo, Sea World, Zion, Salt Lake, and Padres and Chargers game. I was baptized. I started getting fed up with my life. The monotony. My job, my terrible.. terrible job. Not being able to see him whenever I wanted or needed. We both were reaching the end of our ropes with the distance. No matter how much you love someone, not being able to see them wears on you.
So I moved.

It really wasn't as simple as that, but the odds were (ever) in my favor.

I haven't regretted the move once. I was blessed with the perfect opportunity to make the next big step in my life. Just like I was blessed with someone that makes me happy just by looking at him, and someone who cares about me. I can be myself around him..

I've even drooled in front of him and he still loves me. If that isn't true love, I beg you to tell me what is.


Kirsty said...

Wooo! You two are the cutest. Great to catch up with you again Kell! Happy Valentines!

Kate said...

I love your love story!

And I love you SO much for the subtle Hunger Games reference. Oh, Effie.

Happy V-Day Kell. <3

samnhal said...

That's so sweet that you shared your story. The next time you come to Salt Lake we should meet up!

Corinne said...

You two are adorable. And I'm so so so happy that you found love (and that it found you in return) - it's a great feeling :)

Enjoy this day, and everyday together!

Diana Smith said...

Cute! Love stories are precious no matter how it came about...You guys are cute together!

Nancy Face said...

I love your story, and I love this post! Happy Valentine's Day! ♥

KatOfDiamonds said...

[insert 'awwwwwwwww' moment here]

Super cute post m'dear!

&& nice HG reference! tehehehe

Happy <3 Day!

Allison said...

This is beautiful- I love you two and your story! Happy Valentine's Day!

becky said...

haha hunger games. i had a goofy smile on my face the whole time i read this, i love that your long distance relationship worked out :)

Little Miss Paige said...

:) I love this. How sweet. I especially love reading online stories. I think the best relationships are formed online. And i LOVEEE when people are open about it! I met my BESTTTTTT (and I do emphasize BEST) friend on the internet over a year ago and we still haven't met. Oh what a wonderful life we live in :)

Happy Valentine's Day to the two of you!

Little Miss Paige

Autumn said...

What a cute story! A lot of changes, but they are worth it if you just make them one prayer at a time.

Marissa said...

AW!!! :)

sugarmouse said...

bless! such a sweet story and you two look so cute together (: (: (:

Jena Carper said...

Adorable story, Kelly :)

amanda leeann said...

I wholeheartedly approve of your Hunger Games reference.

I love your story. And how happy you look when you're with him.

& I love you! & I'm so happy you're happy. :)

(my word verification was fries. thought i should share.)